Rituals & Myths in Nursing: A Social History by Claire Laurent

By November 12, 2019Books, Public

“From maggots to matrons, enemas to egg white and oxygen, Claire Laurent’s Rituals & Myths in Nursing: A Social History (Pen & Sword, 2019) paints a picture of the custom and practice of nursing from the first registration of SRN No 1, Ethel Gordon Fenwick in 1919, to the present day.

Packed with amusing and sometimes poignant reminiscences it explores the history behind the rituals that served the nursing profession for so many generations. It gently challenges the more absurd and celebrates the increasing complexity of the job that is nursing, bridging the gap between anecdote and origin of certain customs.”

Published by: Pen & Sword

ISBN: 9781473896611

Cost: £10.39

Available from: https://amzn.to/324kso2


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